Thursday, April 30, 2015

Insufficient Ventilation Can Affect Your Roof

Most homeowners are unaware of the damage that can be caused by poor attic ventilation. An astonishing 9 out of 10 homes in North America have improper attic ventilation. Our Lake of the Ozarks roofing company is here to explain some of the major roof damages caused by insufficient ventilation.

How Attic Ventilation Works


Attic ventilation refers to the constant flow of outside air through your attic. This ventilation serves two main purposes:
  1. During the winter, it is important for cold outdoor air to keep the attic cool. Otherwise, moisture from cooking vapors, showers, household appliances, etc. builds up in your attic and moistens the underside of the roof. When the moisture drips, it wets the insulation causing it to not perform as well. A warm attic can also lead to ice damming when snow or ice on the roof begins to melt. This can cause leaks in your home. Good ventilation will reduce the moisture before damage an occur. 
  2. During the summer, the natural air flow prevents heat buildup by moving hot air to the roof deck and out of the attic. This helps your insulation block the heat from entering the rest of the house. 

Damage From Inadequate Ventilation  


Homeowners often make the common mistake of blocking the flow of air at the roof's eaves when installing insulation. Insufficient ventilation in your attic can cause major damages such as:

  • Eroded Insulation
  • Buckled Shingles
  • Premature Aging of Your Roof
  • Warping of Your Roof Deck 
  • Cracking or Warping of Your Home's Wood Frame
  • Damage to the Paint or Siding of Your Home
  • Peeling or Warping of the Paint or Wallpaper in the Interior
  • Mildew Growth

Proper Attic Ventilation


In order for proper ventilation to occur, all you need is the perfect balance between air intake and air exhaust roofing vents. Air intake vents are installed at your roof's eaves or soffits and provide continuous airflow. Air exhaust vents are installed at or near your roof ridge and provide continuous outflow of attic air.

If you're roof has damage caused by insufficient ventilation, contact Above & Beyond Roofing. We offer FREE roof inspections at the Lake of the Ozarks. After inspection, we can see if you just need roof repairs or a new roof at the Lake of the Ozarks. Contact us today at 573-302-0354!

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Friday, April 24, 2015

The Importance of Gutters

As a Lake of the Ozarks homeowner, you probably don't think much about your gutters. However, understanding the importance of gutters may prevent costly home repair bills in the future. Gutters in proper working condition will funnel water off of the roof and away from your home. This protects your Lake of the Ozarks roof, siding, windows, doors and foundation from water damage. Many homeowners don't realize the damage that can occur when their gutters are clogged, leaking or broken. If your gutters are not functioning properly, rainwater runs off the roof of the house and collects on the ground near the foundation. Heavy rains that causes pools of water near your home can cause a multitude of problems.

Gutter Protection


Gutters functioning properly will protect your home from:
  • Home and Basement Flooding
  • Cracked / Damaged Foundation
  • Infestations - Mosquitoes and other insects can breed in standing water. 
  • Mold - Overflowing gutters create an environment for mold to flourish in crawlspaces and basements. 
  • Erosion - Topsoil protects the foundation of your home. If water is not correctly diverted away from your home, the topsoil will erode and leave your foundation vulnerable. 
  • Staining / Water Damage - Water can stain the exterior of your home fascia, soffit, siding, brick & stone masonry, wood framing and outside walls, as well as decks, patios, driveways and walkways. 
  • Settling / Cracking of Sidewalks, Patios and Driveways
  • Paint Damage 
  • Rotting / Rusting of Exterior Building Products
  • Damage to Landscaping - Fungi can damage or kill your flowers and trees. 

You don't have to live in an area that experiences extreme weather to be vulnerable to these gutter issues. Experts estimate that one inch of rain on an average size house's roof creates about 500 gallons of rainwater runoff. A simple semi-annual maintenance routine will keep your gutters working properly and most likely avoid these problems. 

Gutter Maintenance


Be sure to clean your gutters at least twice a year, during early spring and late fall. One common myth about gutters is that houses with no trees don't need to be cleaned. Gutters may still require cleaning because over time asphalt shingle granules make their way into the gutters. Make sure your downspouts are clear and not blocked by leaves or other debris. Make sure that the water from gutters, downspouts and around the house flows at least 10 feet away from the house. While you are cleaning your gutters, be sure to check for rusted spots, dents and holes, broken gutter hangers and disconnected joints. You'll want to repair or replace these problem areas as soon as possible. 

At Above & Beyond Roofing, our services don't just stop with the roof. We can install siding, soffit, fascia and gutters at the Lake of the Ozarks! We guarantee high quality work along with professional and personal service. Contact us today at 573-302-0354 for your free quote!

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Friday, April 17, 2015

Above & Beyond Roofing Receives National Recognition from Owens Corning

As an Owens Corning Platinum Preferred Contractor, Above & Beyond Roofing attended the 2015 Owens Corning Roofing Platinum Preferred Contractor Awards. At the national event, we were honored with the 2015 Platinum Preferred Contractor Award for our company's industry-leading contributions to the roofing category. This industry recognition reflects our continued focus on bringing a results-oriented, customer-driven approach to running our business and delivering trustworthy, dependable work for Lake of the Ozarks homeowners. 


Above & Beyond Roofing Celebrates National Recognition at 2015 Owens Corning Roofing Platinum Preferred Contractor


Shown Left to Right: Brian Chambers, Owens Corning Roofing & Asphalt President;
Ben Krokson, Above & Beyond Roofing Owner;
Gunner Smith, Owens Corning Roofing & Asphalt Vice President, Building Material Distribution Sales

Above & Beyond Roofing accepted the prestigious 2015 Platinum Preferred Contractor Award at the 2015 Owens Corning Roofing Platinum Preferred Contractor Awards. At the event, Owens Corning Roofing and Asphalt recognized our Lake of the Ozarks roofing company for leading the roofing industry with our work. 


About Above & Beyond Roofing


Above & Beyond Roofing, LLC, is your locally owned residential and commercial roofing specialist. The Kroksons started Above & Beyond Roofing in 2000 in Madison, WI. They have been serving the Lake of the Ozarks area since 2004. The company's staff has more than 100 years' combined experience in the roofing industry. The owner alone has 15+ years of experience. Ben, Melissa and their staff pride themselves on being locally owned and operated, being open seven days a week, and turning the average Lake Ozark roofing job in one day. Ben deals personally with all of his customers. We provide high quality work, professional and personal service and competitive pricing. Contact us today at 573-302-0354 to request a free quote or roof inspection at the Lake of the Ozarks!

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Friday, April 10, 2015

Owens Corning Offers Many Shingle Options

If you're looking at installing a new roof on your home, Above & Beyond Roofing is perfect for the job. As a platinum preferred contractor with Owens Corning, we are able to offer you not only top quality products, but also service. Choosing the right shingles for your home can be fun. Owens Corning has a style and color to go with every home.

Photo From: OwensCorning.com

Specialty


A step above the rest, the Owens Corning specialty shingles are stylish while providing high-performance.
  • Devonshire™ Shingles
  • Berkshire® Collection Shingles
  • Duration® Premium Cool Shingles 
  • TruDefinition® Duration STORM® Impact-Resistant Shingles
  • Woodmoor® Shingles 
  • Woodcrest® Collection of Shingles


Architectural 


The Owens Corning architectural shingles are their biggest seller. They provide beauty and performance.
  • TruDefinition® Duration® Designer Colors Collection
  • TruDefinition® Duration® Shingles
  • Oakridge® Shingles featuring Artisan Colors

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Traditional 


Owens Corning's traditional shingles are economical, three-tab shingles.
  • Supreme® Three-Tab Shingles

To see the different colors available in each of these styles, please visit: http://www.owenscorning.com/roofing/browse-shingles/.

Our Lake of the Ozarks roofing company is here to answer all your roofing questions. We'll help you choose the best shingles for your home or business. We've been serving the Lake area since 2004 and our staff has more than 100 years' combined experience. Give us a call today at 573-302-0354 for a free quote on your next roofing project!

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Thursday, April 2, 2015

Spring Thunderstorms are Here

While you should watch out for major weather events, something as simple as a thunderstorm can also affect an already faulty roof. Spring is here and has brought this rainy weather along with it. Here are some facts about Thunderstorms and how you can protect your Lake of the Ozarks roof from further damage this spring!

What is a Thunderstorm? 


Thunderstorms are produced by a cumulonimbus cloud, usually producing gusty winds, heavy rain and sometimes hail. The basic ingredients used to make a thunderstorm are moisture, unstable air and lift. You need moisture to form clouds and rain, unstable air that is relatively warm and can rise rapidly, and you need lift from either fronts, sea breezes or mountains. Here are some fun facts about thunderstorms:

  • Thunderstorms can occur year-round at all hours, but are most likely to occur in spring and summer during the afternoon and evening hours. 
  •  It is estimated that around 1,800 thunderstorms occur across our planet every day. 
  • A typical thunderstorm is 15 miles in diameter and lasts an average of 30 minutes. 
  • Every thunderstorm has lightning; the sound is produced when the lightning creates a hole in the air and then the air collapses back in creating a sound wave. 
  • Other dangers associated with thunderstorms include tornadoes, strong winds, hail, flash flooding and even sometimes wildfires. 

Thunderstorm Effects on Your Roof


Thunderstorms, many times, bring not only rain, but also high winds. The roof deck forms a critical shield protecting your home from high winds and rain. Unfortunately, the roof deck is often the second to be lost during high winds. While the loss of roof coverings can make your home vulnerable to water infiltration, loss of the roof's decking can result in excessive damage to your home and your possessions. As the wind blows over the roof, uplift force pulls at it. These forces try to pull off the roof covering and the roof deck. If the roof decking is blown off, the inside of your home becomes exposed to the elements. Trusses or rafters can even become unstable causing the entire roof to collapse.

Check the Condition of Your Roof


With the threat of storms this season, it is better to be prepared for the worst weather. Last week, we talked about the affects of hail, but it doesn't take weather as severe as hailstorms to cause damage. Home maintenance, especially throughout the winter can be difficult for many homeowners. Therefore, now is the time for a detailed inspection to check the condition of your roof and home. Knowing the current condition of your home is important to prevent expensive repairs in the future. While it can be quite tricky to detect roof damage on your own, there are signs you can see without climbing a ladder: 

  • Loose or Cracked Shingles
  • Fragments of Roofing Material on the Ground
  • Roof Leaks
  • Poor Insulation

These visible signs you can check for yourself. For further inspection, give Above & Beyond Roofing a call at 573-302-0354 for a FREE roof inspection. It is important to know that your roof is prepared to withstand the elements before bad weather occurs. By being proactive with your Lake of the Ozarks roof repairs, you can avoid costly damage in the long run.

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